How Much is a Replacement Car Battery?

Mechanic Replacing Car Battery

Although some drivers worry that car battery replacement costs will be high, a new battery will cost as low as $75, and up to $200 for a premium battery. That’s not bad when you consider that most car batteries last between 2 and 5 years. Still, your car battery replacement cost over time may be higher than it needs to be — unless you take some simple steps to extend battery life as long as possible! Read our guide below to learn how to tell when to replace a car battery, and how certain driving conditions in Austin may shorten battery life.

How Do I Know When to Replace a Car Battery?

When to replace a car battery may vary depending on driving habits, terrain, weather conditions, and more. Watch out for the following signs that it’s time to schedule car battery replacement service:

  • The battery case appears bloated or swollen
  • You find fluid leaking from the battery
  • Battery fluid levels are low
  • Your car is sluggish whale starting
  • The “Check Battery” light is on

How to Extend Car Battery Life

The surest way to bring down car battery replacement costs is to follow your Acura vehicle’s manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule. Still, many other factors can impact how often to replace a car battery. Keep these points in mind as you schedule batty inspections:

  • Always turn off headlights and interior lights when you arrive at your destination in Kyle. Leaving your lights on while the ignition is off is a serious drain on battery power!
  • For the same reason, avoid using your vehicle’s onboard electronics while the ignition is off.
  • When possible, walk instead of taking short drives. Your battery doesn’t have time to fully recharge between short trips, which can create extra strain.
  • Stay up-to-date with your car’s regular maintenance schedule. Keeping up with essential maintenance inspections and services ensures that battery issues or risks are caught early by an expert Acura technician.
Car Battery With Tools

Clean Your Acura Battery at Home

Corrosion build-up is another factor that may increase how often to replace a car battery. Fortunately, it’s easy to clean your car battery at home with a few household supplies. Here’s how:

  1. Wear gloves and glasses for safety.
  2. Open the hood and locate the battery cover.
  3. Carefully remove the battery cover and cables.
  4. Clean the battery with baking soda, water, and a wire brush.
  5. Re-connect the cables and replace the battery cover.

Car Battery Replacement Service at Sterling Acura of Austin

Our team is proud to serve the Buda and San Marcos areas with a full range of essential auto services at a fair price. If you’re unsure when to replace a car battery, we’ll inspect yours to make sure it’s working at full power. Fill out our online form to schedule service or ask a certified Acura technician for DIY tips on oil changes, tire rotation, and more. Check out our Acura service coupons for even lower car battery replacement costs!

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